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Women's Heart Health
 
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk...
SOURCE: Mount Sinai Health System, news release, Jan. 31, 2017
2/15/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Heart disease is the leading killer of American women, but lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, a heart expert says.

An estimated 43 million women in the United States have heart disease, but many don't know it, according to Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin. She's medic...

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Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart?...
SOURCES: Jorge Wong, M.D., MPH, cardiologist, Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Lauren Tanz, MSPH, doctoral candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston; Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., spokeswoman, American Heart Association; Feb. 2, 2017, Circulation
2/2/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- Pregnancy might affect a woman's risk of future heart problems, two new studies suggest.

A woman's risk of atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm -- rises with each pregnancy, up to a nearly 50 percent increased risk with six or more pregnancies, accordi...

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Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too...
SOURCES: Juhua Luo, Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology and biostatistics, Indiana University Bloomington's School of Public Health; Candyce Kroenke, Sc.D., research scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, Calif.; Andrew Chan, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and attending gastroenterologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; February 2017, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
2/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Even normal-weight women may be at greater risk for colon cancer if they have certain traits, such as elevated levels of blood fat, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and low levels of good cholesterol, a new study suggests.

Among older women of normal weight...

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